Stingray Boats
Stingray 220DR

Boating Life - January 2003
Take a 220DR video tour with Randy Vance, editor of Boating Life

At rest, the 220's aft lounge converts to a padded and secure sun deck.

Stingray 220DR Deck Boat

When you look for a deck boat, youíre looking for a solution to a social dilemma. Youíre not old enough for a pontoon boat and you have too many friends for a runabout. You want a boat thatís fast, fun and sexy, but you donít want to get into payments over your head. If you want all that, plus performance, you turn to a company like Stingray.

We tested the 220 DR on a cloudy day in South Carolina, and quickly found this boat to have many bright spots boaters will appreciate. First, check out the performance. An economical but powerful GM Vortec 5.0-liter engine powered the MerCruiser stern-drive to a thrilling 51 miles per hour. For water sports, the 220 has the ability to recover skiers quickly thanks to its very agile turning radius. We couldnít make it blow out in hard-over turns, either.

PERFORMANCE

TEST ENGINE:
MERCRUISER 5.0L MPI Alpha

TEST PROP:
19" Aluminum

TEST LOAD:
FUEL (30 GAL); PEOPLE (200 LB)

TOP SPEED:
51.2 MPH @ 5,000 RPM

TIME TO PLANE:
4.3 SEC

TIME TO 30 MPH:
9.6 SEC

NOISE AT IDLE:
74 DB

NOISE AT 30 MPH:
80 DB

MINIMUM PLANING SPEED:
21.3 MPH @ 2,800 RPM

CRUISE STATS:
82 DB; 34 MPH @ 3,600 MPH

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800-948-2484
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FINAL TAKE:
A BLAST TO DRIVE, WITH ENOUGH DECK SPACE FOR A PARTY

There are just as many pleasant surprises in the creature comforts of the 220 DRís spacious cockpit. The full liner hull features a slip-resistant finish and snap-in carpet for easy cleanup at the end of a strenuous day of water sports. From the swim platform aft, step over the transom and into the cockpit via the companionway, revealed by removing the center cushions of the C-shaped lounge. Forward entry is more convenient still, thanks to the nonskid platform on the bow and the nonskid locker cover that doubles as a boarding step.

Storage compartments abound in the Stingray 220 DR and youíll need them to accommodate the crew youíll be entertaining on the weekends. An entertainment galley keeps the snacks and drinks flowing continuously, and the roomy head below makes a daylong cruise comfortable and convenient for all. Stow the dual cocktail tables, crank up the stereo or CD player and youíve got a dance-hall size deck that rocks — even at anchor.

Randy Vance
Boating Life Magazine

WE ALSO LIKE... 1. Liner in cockpit has stainless stell scupper screens that keep the deck dry and the drains clear. 2. Starboard chocks allow quick removal of cooler. 3. Transom step to cockpit doubles as rope locker or additional cooler. 4. Retro-look windshield vents bring fresh air into cockpit. 5. Roomy head with portable toilet, storage shelves and "keeper" rails to hold articles in place. 6. Cocktail tables stow securely and easily in dedicated storage.




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